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but there's an even deadlier predator cigarettes, produced by big tobacco, which take a life every six point five seconds. don't be big tobacco's next victim. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. comments@captioncolorado.com how much pressure was running through the pipeline in san bruno? >> talk of tough new rules after a devastating fire at a south bay elementary school. the loophole lawmakers want to close to keep it from happening again. good good morning, it's friday, morning. it's friday, 17 september. i'm elizabeth wenger. >> good morning, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara. your time is 6:00. let's get a quick check of traffic and weather if you are
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heading out the door. gianna, good morning. >> good morning. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic light so far, friday light in fact this morning. easy 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. reports of a disabled vehicle eastbound 80 at university through berkeley so that may slow you down a bit. heads up out the door. metering lights are off. chp talking about lots of fog through the bay area especially as you work your way along the peninsula. i'll have details coming up. here's tracy with your forecast. >> plenty of fog but your afternoon highs are going to be slightly cooler than yesterday. 70s in the area. 60s in san francisco. and 63 in pacifica. that's today's afternoon highs. we are cooling down for the weekend and a chance of showers. i got your weekend forecast coming up. >> thank you. it is 6:01. too much pressure? that's one possibility being looked at as a cause in last
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week's pipeline explosion. anne makovec is in san bruno to explain. good morning. >> reporter: overpressurized lines are apparently a major cause of gas line explosion. and that is the cause that if it's true could place major liability on pg&e. and it is one of several aspects the ntsb has been investigating since last thursday. federal investigators visited a terminal in milpitas to check records and investigate employees. there are no results yet but pg&e says it always operated that line below the maximum pressure allowed. and the "mercury news" is reporting that pg&e has yet to comply with a state order to reduce pressure in the pipeline that exploded by 20% and that pg&e is apparently seeking more "clarity" on the issue before it does so.
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as the investigation continues, so does the mourning. there was a vigil last night for the mother and daughter killed in the explosion, meantime. people of gathered at saint cecilia catholic church to remember jacqueline grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa. the eighth grader was the student body president at saint cecilia school. at the service they played a tape of her speaking at her condition firmmation. >> go ahead and look around. notice the church full of smiling faces. the faces of the people who really do care about us. >> reporter: there is a funeral this morning. >> necessary 15 and her mom jacquelin at the saint cecilia catholic church. coming up at 6:30, we'll hear more of janessa's confirmation speech. words that could ring true to mourners today. sydnie back to you.
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>> thank you, anne makovec in san bruno. the number of people killed in the san bruno explosion may rise from four to seven. late last night the family of three missing people released a statement saying their loved ones are dead. three people were inside a home next to the blast site. the family says the remains of two men and one woman were discovered at the house. the coroner is performing dna tests on the remains of greg bullis, his 16-year-old son william and his mother lavonne. san mateo county prosecutors have this message for anyone who tries to profit from this disaster. >> we view them as vermin. >> two women were charged yesterday with attempting to impersonate victims of the blast. this is exclusive video of them in court. investigators say sonia smith and lisa justin were trying to get free food and other assistance. authorities are looking at four more suspected fraudulent applications linked to the explosion. >> we are going to charge them with everything we are can charge them with. we are not going to plea bargain
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with them and ask for no leniency. >> investigators want to remind people to watch for identity thieves as well as contractors who may try to take advantage of disaster victims. a man shot by police in concord was wanted for several armed robberies. 25-year-old bryan brownwhite is in critical condition. police chased him in concord early yesterday. they say they shot him when he pointed a weapon at them. they learned later it was a toy gun. brownwhite had outstanding warrants totaling $900,000 for armed robberies in fremont and san jose. >> state officials are promising tougher laws on fire safety following the trace elementary school fire in san jose. flames destroyed the main building, library and dozens of classrooms. state lawmakers say there were no automatic fire sprinklers or alarms because that building was being remodeled. that's a loophole in the law they say needs to be closed.
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state law requires classrooms to have smoke detectors but not when buildings are under construction. time now 6:05:00. some super foggy today, we couldn't get chopper 5 up. let check traffic and weather. gianna? >> that fog is causing some delays on highway 1 working your way through pacifica, half moon bay, daly city, south city. dense fog along this area, highway 1 and 280. we are seeing okay speeds a little sluggish on the southbound side of 280 around westboro but overall accident- free but again keep in mind that fog is out there so give yourself extra time. tracy has your forecast. >> out the door this morning, mostly cloudy with areas of fog in land. plenty of fog around the bay and the coast with drizzle this
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morning. we have delays on arrivals at sfo this morning around one hour. 80 inland, mix of sun and clouds at the bay and low clouds and drizzle at the coast. >> thanks very much, tracy. 607. it has never been this bad. there is a new record that's been set in california. >> plus, the cell phone-related ban you'll probably like if it passes. >> and she is an 85-year-old graduate but she is facing eviction from student housing. the latest twist in her search for a home. i'm done with all these lists. and driving all over town. i want one list. for one store. [ female announcer ] at safeway, you get it all. great quality and great prices. so you just need a safeway list. [ male announcer ] with thousands of everyday low prices you'll save all over the store. [ female announcer ] with club card specials
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visit to britain. the vatican says he has no plans to change his schedule. a new record in california and unfortunately it is bad. we have gone longer than ever before without a state budget, 79 days beating the old record boy a day. governor schwarzenegger and legislative leaders are scheduled to meet today. but there is no sign they are close it a deal to close the state's $19 billion deficit. most state offices are closed today because it is a furlough friday. bay area home sales taking a hit for the second straight month. according to dataquick, about 6700 new and existing single family houses sold last month. that's down 11% from the same time last year. people are thinking twice about buying because they are worried about jobs and the uncertainly market. a federal bill through congress could help you keep your cell phone bills from going any higher. the house committee has passed
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a bill that would ban new state or local taxes on cell phone service that would be for the next five years. however, the bill wouldn't lower existing taxes or fees or ban those federal tax increases. the bill is now on the way to the full house for a vote. some good news now about a woman who has inspired so many of us. ida cotton is the 85-year-old cal state east bay graduate who faced homelessness after she finished her master's degree. she had been living in student housing and had nowhere else to go. the university let ida stay through the summer while friends looked for just the right place. now she is moving into senior housing in oakland. >> i am sad to a certain extent. but then there is nothing keeping me from visiting and vice versa of friends visiting me. and i'm going to make new friends. >> i like her attitude. >> she is a little spitfire.
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good morning from the traffic center. chp headed out to the scene of an accident eastbound 80 right at south 101. now, it was also reported on the south 101 connector to the east 80 blocking the transition lane. we have a live camera in that area. you can see traffic is starting to build just a little bit. the accident is just beyond where this camera is. so give yourself some extra time. it is blocking lanes until they get this off to the right side of the roadway. let's head to the bay bridge. traffic friday light. metering lights off, slight delays in the cash lanes, no delays off the eastshore freeway towards the bay bridge. howard will be shut down
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between third and fourth streets due to oracle open world that gets under way on sunday. that's taking place at the moscone center. we have other closures to report. mason between ellis and o'farrell will be shut down on saturday morning. and the eastbound lanes of taylor will be shut down between o'farrell and eddy, that gets under way on sunday morning. stop and go through antioch, the usual stuff, speeds around 19 miles per hour on that westbound side slow and go mostly between hillcrest and loveridge. westbound 580 speeds in the 40s from 205 to the altamont pass. dealing with dense fog on highway 1 through pacifica. also 280 through daly city and through south san francisco. give yourself extra time out the door. and checking your drive through milpitas, looks like not too bad actually. i know our camera isn't working. 880/237 connector not bad at all. tracy has your forecast. >> thank you, gianna. forecast out the door, it's cloudy out there.
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fog and drizzle along the coastline. fog and drizzle around the bay. delays on arrivals at sfo around one hour and areas of fog with mostly cloudy conditions inland. temperatures for the morning from the mid-50s to the mid- 60s. so many clouds out there we haven't cooled off that much overnight in the early-morning hours. this afternoon slightly cooler, inland highs in the 70s and 80s. mid- to upper 60s in the bay, lower to mid-60s at the coast with drizzle expected at the coast during the day. showing you the satellite and radar because we have a frontal system headed this way. and because of this frontal system, we'll have increased clouds throughout the day for saturday, for your weekend, and even a chance of showers in the forecast, rain showers, for sunday. today's highs in the lower 70s in mountain view, plenty of sunshine. lower 70s in union city. closer to the coast more clouds you will run into and temperatures in the lower to
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the mid-60s. 70s from pleasant hill to danville. 69 degrees in san leandro. mid-60s in sausalito, 70s in kentfield and petaluma, sonoma and in napa. seven-day forecast, so for today, temperatures just slightly cooler. saturday a few more clouds expected. chance of showers in the forecast sunday as we cool down even more for the last weekend of summer. monday and tuesday, got some sunshine in there. and more sunshine expected wednesday and thursday. that's your weather this morning. back to you. >> thank you. let's check today's top stories. pg&e records now being checked by federal investigators as they try to learn what caused last week's pipeline explosion in san bruno. they are looking at the utility's records of pressure in the gas line that blew up. a funeral this morning for two of the victims in san bruno.
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the service for jacqueline grieg and her daughter janessa will be at saint cecilia catholic church in san francisco at 11:00 a.m. a vigil was held for them last night. a fourth sexual assault has been reported at a walnut creek apartment complex. a berkeley man is still in jail on charges related to the three other cases reported at that same complex a few months ago. one of the world's largest and holiest jade buddha statues is visiting the bay area. it will be uncovered in east nature is saturday. it's one stop on a world tour. the jade buddha for universal peace took five years to finish and carved from the largest piece of generally quality jade at 4.5 tons and insured for $5 million. >> it needs to be viewed in order to really feel the power and the beauty of it. right now we are looking at
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drapes. >> something that can make people, myself, to, uhm, do something, you know, emotional when seeing this -- the buddha. >> not all was peaceful. there was a power struggle between two local businessmen to bring the statue to this location. but they hope everyone can move on. >> peaceful resolution. it is 6:21. elizabeth this for real? >> yes apparently. >> brides battle it out for plastic surgery? >> i know, that's not even the worst part. it's the new reality show about cutthroat brides. literally. who wrote that? ,,,,
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it's a 5-k run going on this weekend to fight children's cancer. richard's san francisco run at peacock meadow and golden gate park. mostly cloudy with showers possible, temperatures in the upper 50s. we'll tell you which parts of the bay area are most likely to get wet that's coming up. >> thank you. well, today on cbs, the world stops turning. ♪ [ music ] "as the world turns..." >> after 54 years on daytime tv, the final episode of "as
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the world turns" airs this afternoon. there have actually been more than 13,000 episodes. >> a number of movie stars got their start on the show. do you recognize her? meg ryan. we showed marisa tomei but that's julianne moore next to her. >> right. big stars. >> i guess no one is watching soap operas any more, they are watching reality tv. >> you have to read this. >> a new reality show coming out called bridalplasty. brides compete for plastic surgery. and then the winner and the procedure the whole unveiling is revealed at the altar for their husband-to-be to see. >> that brings us to our question of the day. do you think reality tv has gone too far? yes! >> i feel like at least been worse reality showings out there. >> they have several bride ones. bride-zilla. >> i watch say yes to the dress sometimes in the
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afternoon when there is nothing else on. there is a reality show about picking out dresses in new york. the family helps them pick. >> julie says: >> beside the point. >> irene says reality tv has indeed taken a turn for the worse. prime time tv has turned into prime crime tv as people subject themselves to fame and fortune in unhealthy ways. >> but the scary part is a lot of people who get on reality television go on to i guess if you would call it this bigger and better things. look, elizabeth hasselbeck on the view. she was on "survivor." >> the one from san francisco worked for facebook is now working i heard this yesterday is working for fox in san diego as a reporting doing entertainment feature reports.
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>> and kate gosselin is everywhere. >> we should come up with a reality show. maybe that's where the money is? >> there is a reality show. >> behind the scenes of local tv news. >> definitely. it's 6:27. you can send your answers to mornings@cbs5.com. or post your answers on facebook. we're also on twitter, so tweet us. cleaning up the bay to breakers. >> what runners will and won't be allowed to do. a new angle on the investigation into what caused the pipeline explosion here in san bruno. and the mourning continues. in her own words, we'll hear from one of the victims on tape talking about faith. they just turned the lights on at the toll plaza for the bay bridge. we are starting to see a backup in the cash lanes. a deal tailed look at your commute coming up in a few minutes. ,,,, [ lisping ] i lost my front tooth the other day,
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good morning. it is friday, the 17th of september. i'm sydnie kohara. >> tgif. i'm elizabeth wenger. the pressure in the pipeline, it is one focus of the investigation into the san bruno explosion. and our anne makovec is in san bruno to explain. >> good morning. >> reporter: overpressurized lines common issue when it comes to gas line explosions. and that is a factor that could place some major liability on pg&e if it was found to be
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true. one of several potential causes the ntsb is focused on since last thursday. was there a gas leak in the neighborhood prior to the explosion? was it reported to the proper authorities? were the shutoff valves functioning and accessible? what were the pressure levels in the pipe before it burst? the ntsb has visited terminals to find out how high the pressure was and they are investigating the people who worked at that terminal saying the information they are gathering is like an airplane's black box. the "mercury news" is reporting comply with a state order to reduce pressure in the pipeline that exploded, by 20% and that pg&e is seeking clarity on the issue before it does so. now as the investigation continues, so does the mourning. there was a vigil last night for the mother and daughter killed in the explosion. people gathered at saint cecilia catholic church to remember jacqueline grieg and her 13-year-old daughter.
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janessa was an eighth grader and student body president. at the service they played a tape of her speaking at her confirmation mass. >> sometimes it seems like everything is going wrong. there are days when our days plummet and others when it soars. in today's society, there is so much wrong and so much evil. there are people being dishonest, or making choices to only benefit themselves. but our faith strengthens us. >> reporter: a very well spoken young lady. the funeral mass for janessa and her mother at saint cecilia catholic church that is in san francisco. 2555 17th avenue, that begins at 11:00 a.m. if last night's vigil is going to show how many people might be attending the funeral this morning, over 1,000 people came to the vigil last night. >> thank you. anne makovec in san bruno.
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it appears there are three more victims of the blast up to 7. a family said their loved ones are dead. lavonne bullis, her son greg and grandson william were inside a home next it the blast site. the family says the remains of two men and a woman were discovered at the house. the coroner's performing dna tests on the remains but the results could take several weeks. police say it is the fourth sexual assault at the same walnut creek apartment complex in the past two months. the latest reported assault happened last night inside a unit at the park regency apartments on oak road. a berkeley man is still jailed on charges related to the three other cases at that complex reported since july. dna testing links him to one rape at the complex. that defendant pled not guilty.
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it was a toy gun that an armed robbery suspect pointed at police in concord before they shot him early yesterday morning. 25-year-old bryan brownwhite was critly injured when officers opened fire. it was a fake gun. brownwhite is in critical but stable condition. he is suspected in several armed robberies in the east and south bay areas. he had outstanding arrest warrants totaling $900,000. environmentalists are asking ship operators to watch out for whales off the bay area coast after a container ship headed to the port of oakland hit a whale yesterday. no one knew what happened until they reached port and saw the animal on the bow. they are trying to determine if it was dead when the ship hit it. bay to breakers is working to change its party reputation. organizers of the race say alcohol and floats will be banned from the race this year, participants being encouraged to register but the number of people allowed to sign up will
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be 50,000. police and private security will monitor crowds and mobile jail units will be planted all along the route. the race has yet to find another sponsor after" ing" pulled out. >> no more rolling beer kegs. >> you have to run or walk. >> exactly. gianna are they running or walking this morning in our commute? >> how's the fog looking? >> we have dense fog on 1 through pacifica so 280 also affected through daly city. also clearing an accident southbound 101 connector to eastbound 80. everything now pushed off to the right shoulder. but we are seeing some yellow here so traffic is starting to build in and around that area. south 880 at broadway brand-new accident to report here two-car crash. it is on the right shoulder. it looks like it's not too bad through that area. bay bridge metering lights are on, sluggish through there. tracy has your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. >> it's misty out there this
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morning, foggy, cloudy out there. and we have delays on arrivals at sfo one hour. conditions in the afternoon expecting sunshine inland with highs near 80 in antioch, 79 degrees in fairfield. 72 in benicia and 70 in oakland. more clouds the closer you get to the bay and cooler at the coast. more bay area cities and their highs in just a few moments. back to you. >> thank you. state officials are promising tougher laws on fire safety. this all comes after the trace elementary school fire in san jose. kcbs radio's matt bigler tells us about a loophole that lawmakers say needs to be closed. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. this loophole we're talking about has to do with the recently remodeled trace elementary school classrooms. of course, they were destroyed by the fire on july 5. but when the school district did the remodel couple of years back, they used a loophole in state law that allows them to remodel classrooms without installing
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modern fire safety systems like smoke detectors, like fire sprinklers, because it was a locally funded project. that's the loop home. yesterday here in san jose, some lawmakers gathered from sacramento and talked to school officials and basically said, look, we need to close this loophole in the name of fire safety at schools. vincent matthews, the superintendent of san jose unified says they are forming a task force to look at fire safety throughout the school community. >> we want to, you know, figure out as we move forward exactly what's going to be best for the students and facilities and so we are going to be asking the hard questions, asking ourselves the tough and difficult questions but we want to do what's best and that's our foremost safety for us is the students and the community. >> reporter: the trace fire is still an open arson investigation. just this week, school officials added another $5,000 to the existing $10,000 reward so now the reward for information leading to the person who started this fire is now $15,000. that's for the identification, arrest and conviction of the
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person who started this fire that caused $15 million in damage. >> what a mess. >> reporter: live in san jose, i'm matt bigler. back to you guys. >> thank you. it is 6:38. the tea party gets a new star. the stunning victory and massive infusion of cash that has democrats and republicans wondering, what will happen in november? ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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our time now 6:41. well, the question in new york this morning, was it a tornado? >> that's what everyone is asking. the national weather service is sending investigators to decide. a violent storm roared through the big apple during the evening commute hour yesterday. as you can see from it video. wow. >> some commuter trains at a standstill this morning because of all the storm damage. several trees knocked down in new york and one tree killed a woman when it landed on a parked car. that storm also knocking out power for about 30,000 people. meanwhile, karl just keeps getting stronger and is a category 3 hurricane much more powerful when it hit mexico's yucatan peninsula as a tropical storm earlier this week. now it's heading towards mexico's gulf coast. it's expected to make landfall north of the city of veracruz.
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there is a hurricane warning there around 200 miles at the coast. southbound 880 an accident, couple of cars off to the right side of the roadway. traffic moving decent through that area. checking 880 through oakland, no troubles both directions actually clear. northbound into oakland southbound towards hayward. bay bridge lights are on, you can see traffic building especially in the cash lanes. light though for friday. you're not all the way back into the maze. we usually are by this point. westbound 4 hillcrest to loveridge slow and go, speeds around 12 miles an hour. and we have reports of a new wreck. northbound 238 connector to 580. accident stuck in lanes. 680 looking good through pleasanton but i'm showing you a map of this area because it's too foggy for chopper to fly to our hi-5 this morning with you takes to us pleasanton. but we have a lovely picture of the folks from the pleasanton firehouse art center. this is where they are celebrating the grand opening this weekend.
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a new downtown art venue includes a 227-foot studio theater, large gallery of arts and classrooms. it begins september 24. they are going to start hosting music of all genres, drama, comedy and youth programming. it's free to the public for the grand opening which takes place tomorrow, september 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for information, go to firehousearts.org. if you would be like to be part of our hi-5 segment, is it contact us at mornings@cbs5.com. or post your answers on facebook. we're also on twitter, so tweet us. >> along the coastline we're not expecting it to clear but we'll have some clearing around the bay and sunshine, plenty of sunshine, well inland. out the door this morning, mostly cloudy with areas of fog inland, fog and drizzle with delays at sfo around one hour for the bay. and for the coast, fog and drizzle. broken it down. temperatures this morning out the door from the mid-50s to the mid-60s. for this afternoon, low clouds
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and drizzle, still expected for the coast with temperatures in the lower 60s. the bay up to the upper 60s with sun and clouds, and mostly sunny skies around the bay with highs near 80. frontal system will give us more clouds saturday and eventually a chance of showers in the forecast late saturday and throughout the day on sunday. today no showers, plenty of sunshine inland with highs in the 70s in sunnyvale, cupertino, san mateo, more clouds at the coast with today's highs in the lower 60s. east bay location, up to near 80 degrees out in antioch. near 80 in walnut creek and danville and 70 in oakland. north bay locations expecting temperatures in the mid-70s in sonoma and napa and the mid- 60s in sausalito and in san francisco. here's a look at our seven-day forecast. more clouds saturday, chance of showers in the forecast sunday, plenty of sunshine monday and tuesday. a mix of sun and clouds expected wednesday and thursday. this weekend, it is called the autumn moon festival taking
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place in chinatown in san francisco. mostly cloudy conditions, a chance of a shower possible sunday. temperatures in the lower 60s. enjoy. that's your weather. back to you. >> thank you. i like how she described it earlier, kind of an eh forecast. some of silicon valley's big names are close at a settlement over hiring issues and they are in talks with the u.s. justice department. here's jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning, jason. >> good morning, elizabeth. and good morning, sydnie. this is obviously a very big deal. we're talk about a case involving several of the biggest companies around here including google, apple adobe, intel, intuit, pixar also part of this where they are in talks with the justice department according to the "wall street journal" in settling a case that accuses them of could lewding with each other over -- cluing with each other over keeping wages down in regards they don't hire each other's employees. this could go beyond the tech
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industry. settlement would be the best regards for both sides in this collusion case. it could be tough for the justice department to prove that workersaree harmed. consumer prices going up. % last month in august. mainly flat though when you strip away gas prices. but at least it is an increase showing the deflation is still not a threat, prices up .3%. oracle having very strong quarter, profit up 20%. it's revenue up 48%. benefiting from hardware sales of its takeover of sun microsystems. that's helping the stock market. dow up 22. nasdaq higher by 8. s&p up by 3. oracle shares right now are up almost 6%. they have already been up 10% in the past three months. >> thank you. well, the white house is
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denying michelle obama ever described her life as first lady as hell. the alleged comment written in a book out today by french first lady carla sarkozy. the book describes a recent white house where she asked mrs. obama about her role as first lady. now, according to the book, mrs. obama replied, it's hell! and i can't stand it. hm. you think she really said that? >> i don't know. >> the french embassy in washington has released a statement now that mrs. sarkozy distances herself completely from the book. the tea party scored big in delaware this week. it sent shockwaves through both the democrat and republican parties. >> that's right. here to talk more about this is phil matier with former assembly speaker and former mayor of san francisco willie brown. >> you're already laughing. >> it's on the previous story where we're talking about the french prime minister's wife, right? >> she was a former model and
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dated mick jagger. >> she says michelle obama says being first lady is hell. what's the fir thing she says? >> i want to distance myself from that book. >> but let me sell a few copies first. >> cause a little controversy >> i was jamming the mayor because that sounds like something you said. >> absolutely. >> you have a book out, right? >> i am distancing myself from my previous comments for many occasions. >> i love it. [ laughter ] >> what's going on with the voters? >> it is amazing. let's look if we can from christine o'donnell in delaware acceptance speech. there she is winning the republican nomination. i have to ask you, mr. brown, she has won it on the strength of the tea party but would you take a look at this woman and tell me, does she look a little bit too much like sarah palin for her own good? >> i think she is trying to knock tina fey off. [ laughter ] >> you guys, why are you talking about her appearance? >> because, there is something there -- because you can't walk away without noticing it. >> she does look like sarah palin. >> that's what you see first. >> she sounds like her, too.
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>> absolutely. her conduct. but given you know -- so what? that's sells, you sell it. >> you're trying to get elected. that is what's on the market. >> believe me, for christmas, the dolls are going to be sarah palin. >> it is amazing, though, or not amazing, there is sarah palin. okay. they do look a lot alike. they do sound a lot alike. what is the secret for this going on in the republican party right now? you know, i talked with carly fiorina yesterday, she said it's not one tea party. it's a host of tea parties and people are just really upset. >> people are really upset. they are angry. everything that displeases them, whether it's a husband or wife relationship, whether it's a teenager and a mother and a father, whether it's your job, whether it's your television station it doesn't matter. you're angry and you're taking it out on elected officials and i'm glad i'm not one. [ laughter ] >> because it's not just republicans. it's democrats, as well. >> as a matter of fact, it's more evident in the republican primaries not very many democrats have -- incumbents
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have lost their primaries. the republicans are going down like flies in the primaries. all across the board. if you are an establishment republican, you should be already looking for a job. >> yeah. why wah seems to be going on there? >> it's because within the framework of the republican party, that's where that protest comes from. that's where the people really are. they are not very much among the democrats. at one time you had that kind of thing going on with the democrats. they were antiwar and hold us all accountable on the left. they were anti-or pro labor and would hold us accountable. we have now become them so there is nobody to protest. >> i see they have a movement, the tea party movement. they have a message that doesn't sound like it's very clear and the same so what is going to happen to the political system when these people -- and it appears some of them will get into office??? >> i'm telling you, "these
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people" will morph into being what they did in 1994. if you remember 194 they had something called the contract on america and they blew the democrats out of the water. within two years, bill clinton was back on top, got reelected handsomely and went on to control it. the same thing will happen with "these people." all of their utterances becomes what we protest and what we all i am brace. and the minute that they start to serve, they start enjoying it and when they enjoy it they lose the edge. >> so what will happen with the democratic party? how do you respond to this? and, you know, what's going to happen? this is like a soap opera. >> a reality show! >> in november? >> listen, people elect people. people don't elect concepts and philosophies and ideas. you could be part of the democratic party and if you make sure people were in love with you, no matter what they thought about the party, they would reelect you. >> the problem is they don't love anybody right now. whatever it is, the movement
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right now is one of the reasons why every race in california is neck and neck. >> and that's the very reason why you got to make sure they love your opponent a lot less than they love you. that's where the negative ads come in. >> i can't wait to see how much "love" is going to be going around in november. >> just drop a dime on your opponent and you're okay. >> oh, gentlemen, thank you very much. it is 6:52. we'll be right back. ,, i'm a dancer. and until now, my feet showed it. [ female announcer ] gold bond ultimate healing foot cream. 7 penetrating moisturizers and vitamins, 'cause foot skin's 20 times thicker. this stuff really works.
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just brewing up some dunkin' donuts coffee -- want some? [ whoosh! ] i'd love some. one taste, and you'll understand. delicious dunkin' donuts coffee. pick some up where you buy groceries. america runs on dunkin'. line explosion in san bruno. pressure a new focus in the search for a cause of the gas line explosion in san bruno. pressure in the gas lines. our anne makovec is in san bruno this morning to explain. hi, anne. >> reporter: elizabeth, overpressurized gas lines are apparently a major cause of gas explosions like the one we saw here in san bruno. the ntsb has visited a pg&e gas terminal in milpitas this week to check records and investigate employees there. that monitors minute by minute pressure readings in the gas line that exploded. the ntsb hasn't released its results but pg&e says it always operated the line below maximum
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pressure allowed. the "mercury news" reports this morning that pg&e has yet to comply with a state order to reduce pressure in the pipeline that exploded, by 20%. there was a vigil last night for the mother and daughter killed in the explosion, jacqueline grieg and her 13- year-old daughter janessa. >> go ahead and look around. notice the church full of smiling faces. the faces of the people who really do care about us. >> reporter: at a funeral this morning, janessa and her mother jacquelin will be remembered at saint cecilia catholic church at a funeral mass in san francisco. it begins at 11:00 a.m. >> thank you. anne makovec live in san bruno. castro valley for traffic, northbound 238 ramps to northbound 880 lanes are
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blocked for an accident. chp is on scene. they are trying to push it off to the right side of the road. 880 southbound slow any way you work your way through hayward. westbound 580 loaded up through the altamont pass on the brakes approaching the dublin interchange. westbound 4 slow and go through antioch and the bay bridge, the metering lights are on. you're backed up to the first overpass in the cash lanes. don't forget closures at howard between 3rd and 4th streets for the oracle open world starting this weekend. tracy, hey, thanks,? >> hey, thanks, gianna. forecast, foggy, drizzly, cloudy, gray start to the day, sunshine expected this afternoon. inland 80. mid-60s for the coastline. plenty of clouds expected. more clouds saturday, chance of showers with cooler temperatures. sunday the last weekend of summer won't feel like it but it hasn't felt like summer all summer so that's nothing new.
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"hawaii five-o" will premier on cbs monday at 10:00 at night. ♪ [ music ] >> there is a chance of showers with temperatures in the mid- 70s but that will not stop from you check out the premier. it's supposed to be really nice. >> this is the forecast for hawaii or for us on monday? >> no, hawaii. if you are lucky enough to be there in hawaii when the premier starts -- i think we should go and cover it completely all angles. >> i'm with you! >> live reporter on the scene. >> yeah. >> if you are heading to hawaii, take us with you. but it will be raining so take your umbrella as well. thank you very much. you know, you can't make this stuff up. there is a new reality show that's coming to tv called bridalplasty. >> brides compete for plastic surgery as the name implies. the winner and the procedure are revealed at the altar. that takes us to our question of the day. >> would you watch it? >> i would. [ laughter ] . >> afternoon, nothing else is on. >> reality tv gone too far? se d shlock- fest can
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>> by were just talking about it, politics, and business. >> okay. well, if you have a story idea or comment would you like to share with us, or your own idea for a reality show, the star of our reality show right there: email brian@cbs5.com. >> and check out brian's daily briefing weekdays at 11:00 on cbs5.com. byron is honoring allbrian is honoring all the units who helped out with the san bruno fire. i think that shirt is from the san bruno fire department. a big thanks to all of them who were out there last week and continue to be on the scene. so that is it for us. thanks so much for watching cbs 5 "early edition." hope everyone here has a good weekend. keep your umbrella handy, right? >> yes. >> it's going to rain. >> we'll enjoy the nice look at the sunshine as we leave you toy.